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Japanese GP gives mixed emotion – Jenson Button



Jenson in actionJenson Button says that start of the race was disappointing, but the end was enjoyable. The Brit start from tenth on the grid and finished ninth with two points.

Button had struggled with massive under-steer during the couple of laps, following the third pit-stop the McLaren speedy added new front-wing and finished inside the points especially made few overtakings.

“It was an enjoyable end to the race, but a disappointing beginning.” Jenson Button says, who finished top of the podium in 2011 Japanese GP.

“The first two stints of the race were pretty difficult as I had massive under-steer. That was my fault: on the lap-to-grid, it felt like I had too much front-end, so I took some wing out of the car. It was the wrong thing to do – it left me with too much under-steer, and I kept locking up the fronts, which destroyed the front tyres.

“For the third set, we added some front-wing, and the balance came back to me. In the end, the car was really good to drive – especially my final stint on the Option tyre, which was a lot of fun, especially as I was able to chase down and pass a couple of other cars.

“In the closing laps, I made a great move on Paul [di Resta] around the outside of the chicane. I made the same move on Felipe [Massa] too, but he forced me over the kerb, so I ended up getting him on the straight.

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